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|ROBERT FRANCIS WHELAN recently completed a portrait of Mother M. Angeline Teresa McCrory O. Carm (1893-1984) whose Cause for Sainthood is before the Vatican. 02/2015||BARBARA LEWIS will have 10 portraits featured at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA during Jan. Her portraits of Bucks County judges will be part of "A Judicial Legacy - Portraits from the Bucks County Court Collection" that includes 45 portraits over nearly 250 years. 02/2015||LEILA ASHTON painted a portrait of Senior Judge Lawrence Margolis that was recently unveiled in a ceremony at the United States Court of Federal Claims. 12/2014||SCOTT WALLACE JOHNSTON completed & unveiled official portraits of Judges Charles Breyer, Sandra Brown Armstrong & Susan Illston. He is currently painting the official portrait of Judge Claudia Wilken. 12/2014||TOM EDGERTON was commissioned by the U.S. Naval Academy to portray Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler & the late Admiral Charles Larson. He was also commissioned to portray Chief Judge Thomas Varlan for U.S. Eastern District Court of TN. 10/2014|
|SUSAN B. DURKEE 's portrait of "Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century" was accepted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It won the top Founders Award at the National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, IN. 07/2014||JOHN SEIBELS WALKER recently unveiled official portraits of Glenn McConnell, Lt. Gov. of SC & Kent Chabotar, President of Guilford College. Currently working on the official portrait of Nikki R. Haley, Gov. of South Carolina. 06/2014||TERRY GUYER 's Nikola Tesla bronze was accepted into the National Sculpture Society's 81st Annual Awards Exhibition.
"Between Guests, Tower of London" was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 Salon. 05/2014||IGOR BABAILOV The SSMAC Club of New York honored HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, with his portrait painting by Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA. 10/2013||SIMMIE KNOX 's portrait of former Mayor Mario Cuomo was unveiled Capitol's Hall of Governors in Albany, New York — see article in the New York Daily News. 08/2013|
|BETSY GOSHEFF SCIBLE 's official portrait of Honorable Jane R. Roth, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit was unveiled at the Delaware Historical Society & the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, PA. 07/2013||DAVID GOATLEY 's portraits of Heads of Havergal College & West Point Grey Academy, Chancellors of Simon Fraser University & U. of Saskatchewan & the President of the U. of Victoria were all unveiled recently. Currently on the easel is HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. 07/2013||KATHERINE LEWIS has a newly published landscape book Landscape Painting Comes to America: A World Journey from Classic through Plein Air - Apelles through Inness, available on Amazon.com. 07/2013||LORYN BRAZIER unveiled her portraits of VA First Ladies Maureen McDonnell, wife of former Governor, Robert F. McDonnell & Katherine Godwin, wife of former Governor Mills Godwin. 05/2013||NANCY MAUCK has been selected to paint the official portrait of current Virginia Governor, Robert F. McDonnell. 05/2013|
|NANCY MAUCK unveiled her portraits of VA Firs Ladies Susan Allen, wife of former Govenor George Allen, & Lisa Collis Warner, wife of former Governor Mark Warner. 05/2013||ANN MANRY KENYON 's portrait of Bishop Greg Brewer, newly elected bishop of the Central Florida Diocese, was unveiled at a convention of over 500 bishops & priests in Winter Park, FL and will hang in the Great Hall at the Episcopal Cathedral in Orlando. 01/2013||MICHELE RUSHWORTH 's portrait of Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz was unveiled at the Pentagon & her portrait of Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire (her 9th official gubernatorial portrait) was unveiled at the State Capitol. 01/2013||SCOTT WALLACE JOHNSTON 's portrait of Judge James Ware, won a Honor Award in the recent (2012) PSOA Members Only competition in the commissioned portrait category. 01/2013||TOM EDGERTON is painting Steven C. Preston, former Cabinet Secretary, for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC. 12/2012|
|NANETTE FLUHR was featured in American Artist's Workshop Magazine in an article on "Master Copy" p. 22-27. 10/2012||TONIA BANEY 's portrait of Senator Nakasone of Hawaii will be unveiled Oct 2012 at the new University Building where it will hang in the entry. 10/2012||JUNE BLACKSTOCK 's "Gentleman from Georgia, a Portrait of Judge Peagler and Friends" was accepted to the 84th Grand National Online Exhibition, American Artists Professional League showing through Dec 30. 10/2012||JOHANNA SPINKS recently painted Kevin Costner for her Face of Ventura project. 57 sitters were painted from life to reflect the modern face of this old mission CA town. The collection showed at the Ventura County Museum Pavilion in Aug and will now tour the county. 09/2012||NANETTE FLUHR Three of her portraits have been selected for a six-city national museum tour of American Realist Painting in China as part of ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism. 09/2012|
|SCOTT WALLACE JOHNSTON recently unveiled the official portraits of Chief Judge James Ware, Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, Judge Ronald Whyte, and Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court of Northern California. 09/2012||DAVID GOATLEY delivered official portraits of Hon. Gordon Campbell, Premier and Hon. Steven L. Point, Lt. Gov. of British Columbia. Also, those of Larry Goldman, founding President, NJ Performing Arts Centre & Judge Douglas Woodlock for Boston Federal Courthouse. 07/2012||ANNETTE ELLINGWOOD recently completed the official portrait of Bethel College President, Dr. Steven R. Cramer. 07/2012||IRENE BAILEY painted the official portrait of Dr. Paul Cunningham, Dean, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Selected for a portrait of Tom Minges, recently deceased CEO, for Minges Pepsi Bottling Group in Ayden, NC. 07/2012||ROBERT FRANCIS WHELAN was selected by the National Museum of Catholic Art in Washington, DC to paint Mother Marianne Cope (1838 - 1918) posthumously. She will become a Saint Oct 21 at the Vatican. 07/2012|
|IGOR BABAILOV was commissioned to paint President Bush, President Putin, Rudolph Giuliani, the Pope and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. ||SIMMIE KNOX painted the official White House portraits of President Clinton & First Lady Hillary Clinton and was awarded the commission for Governor of Alabama. ||JOHN HOWARD SANDEN unveiled his official White House portraits of President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at a White House ceremony June 2012. ||RONALD N. SHERR painted the official portrait of George H. W. Bush for the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. & a double portrait of him & George W. Bush for the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum. || |
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